I am writing about the March 2 front page story: “Medical marijuana, prescriptions boost number of DUIs in Mesa.” Not only does marijuana not impair driving ability, perhaps it improves it. I suggest that the readers Google: “Medical marijuana and highway deaths.” Then you will see that states that have medical marijuana laws have substantially fewer highway deaths than states that don’t.
Marijuana metabolites stay in a person’s blood system for up to three weeks, long after its effects have worn off. How would the readers feel if they received a DUI two weeks after they consumed a single glass of wine or bottle of beer?
I am disappointed that the East Valley Tribune would publish such a story. When the EVTrib was published by Freedom Communications it was an excellent newspaper. Now it is not.